Meditation offers deep and lasting benefits for mental functioning and emotional health, as well as for physical health and well-being. These 24 detailed lectures teach you the principles and techniques of sitting meditation, the related practice of walking meditation, and the highly beneficial use of meditative awareness in many important activities, including eating and driving. You will also learn how to use the skills of meditation in working with thoughts and emotional states.
"Very good lectures on mindfulness!"
Thousands of years prove it, and Western science backs it: Meditation sharpens focus. Meditation lowers blood pressure, relieves chronic pain, reduces stress. Meditation helps us experience greater calm. Meditation connects us to our inner-most feelings and challenges our habits of self-judgment. Meditation helps protect the brain against aging and improves our capacity for learning new things. Meditation opens the door to real and accessible happiness. There is no better person to show a beginner how to harness the power of meditation than Sharon Salzberg....
"Beautifully written and read by the author."
With over a quarter of a million copies sold, Mindfulness in Plain English is one of the most influential books in the burgeoning field of mindfulness and a timeless classic introduction to meditation. This is a book that people listen to, love, and share - a book that people talk about, write about, reflect on, and return to over and over again.
Find out all about mysterious Buddhism, its origins, its secrets, and its answers to the challenges of modern life. This book contains a basic overview of Buddhism, including the life of Buddha and the various kinds of Buddhism that have developed. It takes a look at all the key concepts and most important teachings, methods, and insights in a way that is easy to understand. Filled with a wealth of common sense and other worldly wisdom, the path to enlightenment is considered.
"I am more relaxed"
The world moves fast, but that doesn't mean we have to. In this best-selling mindfulness guide - it has sold more than three million copies in Korea, where it was a number-one best-seller for 41 weeks and received multiple best book of the year awards - Haemin Sunim (which means "spontaneous wisdom"), a renowned Buddhist meditation teacher born in Korea and educated in the United States, illuminates a path to inner peace and balance amid the overwhelming demands of everyday life.
Motivational Hypnotherapy's Joel Thielke is a world-renowned hypnotherapist and author who has helped millions of people worldwide. This powerful hypnosis program is designed specifically to remove negative energy, self-doubt, and limiting beliefs and guide you through spiritual cleansing. It's a safe, gentle way to get rid of negative energy and revitalize your body and soul. You'll feel incredible and fueled with positive, healing energy.
"A good short read and meditation"
In Eastern Body, Western Mind, chakra authority Anodea Judith has brought a fresh approach to the yoga-based Eastern chakra system, adapting it to the Western framework of Jungian psychology, somatic therapy, childhood developmental theory, and metaphysics. Illuminated with personal anecdotes and case studies, Eastern Body, Western Mind seamlessly merges the East and West, science and philosophy, and psychology and spirituality into a compelling interpretation of the chakra system and its relevance for Westerners today.
"Amazingly, insightful. One of those books that can be read over and over"
In Modern Mindfulness, Rohan Gunatillake argues that to lead more mindful, calm, and happy lives, switching off is the last thing we need to do. Instead he gives listeners ideas, principles, and techniques to bring awareness, composure, and kindness to whatever they are doing. Filled with over 60 practical exercises, the author's mobile mindfulness approach gives the benefits of meditation to even the busiest of lives.
Early Google engineer and personal growth pioneer Chade-Meng Tan first designed Search Inside Yourself as a popular course at Google, intended to transform the work and lives of the best and brightest behind one of the most innovative, successful, and profitable businesses in the world... and now it can do the same for you. Meng has distilled emotional intelligence into a set of practical and proven tools and skills that anyone can learn and develop.
"The narration is intolerable"
Andy Puddicombe, a former Buddhist monk, the Voice of Headspace, and the UK's foremost mindfulness expert, is on a mission: to get people to take 10 minutes out of their day to sit in the here and now. Like his readers and students, Andy began his own meditation practice as a normal, busy person with everyday concerns, and he has since designed a program of mindfulness and guided meditation that fits neatly into a jam-packed daily routine - proving that just 10 minutes a day can make a world of difference.
"The best book on mindfulness."
In this beautiful and lucid guide, Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh offers gentle anecdotes and practical exercises as a means of learning the skills of mindfulness - being awake and fully aware. From washing the dishes to answering the phone to peeling an orange, he reminds us that each moment holds within it an opportunity to work toward greater self-understanding and peacefulness.
"A great accumulation of meditation instructions"
Have you ever found yourself thinking your way into a tangle of fret, frustration, or gloom? And then something small - a few kind words, the sun glancing through the clouds, a warm cup of tea - gave you a welcome pause from all your inner chatter? With Making Friends with Your Mind, that's what Pema Chödrön helps us to do, not by chance but with our full intention: to stop fighting with our thoughts and reopen ourselves to wonder as naturally as we breathe.
"I alway enjoy Pema Chodron"
Naturally lose weight fast and get the body you've been wanting. Stop old habits in their tracks, shed pounds now, and feel amazing. Rapid weight loss is yours today with this powerful guided meditation program from the Sleep Learning System and world-renowned hypnotherapist Joel Thielke.
"Puts me to sleep"
On this longer 56-minute disc, Dr. Joe walks you through Meditation 1: Changing Two Beliefs and Perceptions. After introducing the open-focus technique, he then moves you into the practice of finding the present moment. When you discover the sweet spot of the present moment and you forget about yourself as the personality you have always been, you have access to other possibilities that already exist in the quantum field.
>Marianne Williamson is one of millions of people whose lives have been transformed by A Course in Miracles, a self-study program of spiritual psychotherapy. For over 30 years, she has given regular talks and seminars based on course principles. Her first book, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles, has introduced millions of people to its concepts. Now, in this special program, Inspiring Teachings on A Course in Miracles, you'll hear six of her finest live lectures on the course.
A lack of quality sleep can hinder your alertness and quality of life while awake, as anyone with sleeping issues already knows. Suffering through sleepless nights does not have to be your reality. Instead you can fall asleep fast and get quality sleep tonight and every night. Hypnosis has been used for centuries to cure many ailments, including the inability to get better sleep. You can help yourself improve the quality of your life with hypnotherapy.
Let’s be real for a sec. Most of us don’t have time for an hour of yoga or 30 minutes of meditation every day. We’re overwhelmed as it is. Our spiritual practice shouldn’t add to that. That’s why I’ve handpicked 108 simple techniques to combat our most common problems - stress, burnout, frustration, jealousy, resentment. The stuff we have to deal with on a daily basis. This audiobook is designed so that you can achieve peace and experience miracles now. Inspired by some of the greatest spiritual teachings, Miracles Now uses practical, moment-to-moment tools to help you eliminate blocks and live with more ease.
"I thought it seemed forced"
There is a loving intelligence at the core of your being that can lead you to the fulfillment of your highest destiny. Four words hold the secret to accessing it: Whatever arises, love that. With his first full-length audio-learning course, Matt Kahn invites you to join him for a 12-part journey that explores how profoundly your life transforms when you surrender to the love of your true divine nature.
"Lifechanger. Love your way back to life."
Wheels of Life takes you on a powerful journey through progressively transcendent levels of consciousness. View this ancient metaphysical system through the light of new metaphors, ranging from quantum physics to child development. Learn how to explore and balance your own chakras using poetic meditations and simple yoga movements - along with gaining spiritual wisdom, you'll experience better health, more energy, enhanced creativity, and the ability to manifest your dreams.
"spirituality and psychology ✌❤😊"
Everyday life is so frantic and full of troubles that we have largely forgotten how to live a joyful existence. We try so hard to be happy that we often end up missing the most important parts of our lives. In Mindfulness, Oxford professor Mark Williams and award-winning journalist Danny Penman reveal the secrets to living a happier and less anxious, stressful, and exhausting life.
"Missing a written outline for the 8 week program"
This book provides you with 60 EFT tapping scripts to melt pounds off for good and reveal the more slender version of you that lies just beneath the surface. Each script takes less than three minutes to complete and has been designed to safely remove and easily transform the conscious and subconscious roadblocks in the way of reaching your weight loss goals.
The Art of Vinyasa takes a unique look at Ashtanga yoga as meditation in motion that produces profound inner change. Two of the most well-respected teachers of the Ashtanga style of yoga, Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor, explore this rigorous practice not as a gymnastic feat but as a meditative form.
Embrace sexual confidence, get a deeper connection with your partner, and open yourself to pleasure with affirmations! These affirmations are highly effective and a wonderful way to help you get the sex life you've always dreamed of. Learn how to communicate what you want in bed and how to listen to your partner and be the best lover you can be.
Meditation is more than just sitting in a serene place in a reflective state of mind. It means making connections, real connections to your everyday life. This ancient discipline comprises contemplation whilst concentrating your mind on a specific thought or object. Meditation is a kind of practice wherein you will begin to see and understand things more clearly than before. When you meditate, you examine what is happening to your life and yourself as a whole.
Mindful Mediations' Love Abundance is a guided meditation that is designed to bring self-love, which will ultimately bring the love from others in your life. This innovative book modernizes ways to absorb love with subliminal action. This book is more than any alternative medicine book, new age, spirituality ideas, interpersonal relationships, marriage, love and marriage, short reads, marriage, and adult relationship topics. This book guides a person to become a magnet of abundance for love.
Mindfulness has become a popular word nowadays. We hear it within multiple contexts. And if you have ventured to know more about it, you may have realized it seems to have something to do with meditation. But what is mindfulness? Is it a kind of meditation? The short answer is yes and no. But to get to the heart of the issue, we need to get a better understanding of what mindfulness is all about.
In this 30-minute guided meditation, you consider yourself and your life experiences from a new perspective: appreciating and accepting are important requirements for clearly recognizing your self-esteem. For many people it is difficult to build up positive feelings for themselves. Self-criticism and disappointment often obscure the unique and unmistakable character of every life.
Own your body with confidence and build a positive body image with affirmations! These affirmations are highly effective and a wonderful way to help you embrace the beauty of your body and boost your self-esteem to celebrate your uniqueness. There's no one out there like you...celebrate that fact and feel great with this program.
Chakras: The Fundamentals of Practice: Easy Tips and Tricks for Improvement is an intermediate level book geared toward those who wish to take their Chakra enlightenment to the next level. Chakras are fundamental if one wishes to truly understand holistic healing. Each chapter provides the listener with valuable information on each Chakra and what their specific functions in the body are. This book will also detail meditative techniques that will help the listener activate and balance the Chakra.
Are you finding yourself a little too stressed out? Are you looking for a way to relax and get rid of some of that negative energy? Looking for a non-medicated approach to help aid in healing? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this is the perfect book for you. Unlike many other books that are designed to provide you with an introduction to something new, this guide is not full of a bunch of fluff.
Overwhelmed, anxious, stressed-out? A simple 3-step approach to mindfulness is the answer to help you reduce stress, anxiety and enjoy your life today! This book helps you integrate mindfulness into your daily life without having to make sweeping lifestyle changes. You don't have to spend hours each day meditating in order to get the benefits of mindfulness. Small changes in your daily routine and thinking will add up to big results when it comes to creating the life that you want.
Discover amazingly powerful "why"-based confidence affirmations. These innovative confidence affirmations are designed to defeat negative thoughts by compelling your brain into looking for an answer.
A wonderful night's sleep will revive and rejuvenate you - but when was the last time you felt so refreshed? Good sleep can be hard to come by, especially when daily stresses take their toll on your body. This collection is meant to help you get that deep, restful sleep that reinvigorates your body - giving you the energy you need to get through any day.
Anxiety can keep you from enjoying your life and getting the peace you need to stay centered. If left unchecked, it can destroy your inner calm, make you worried and keep you in a whirlwind of negative emotions. Controlling your anxiety takes practice, but it is worth the effort. This collection is for those who would like to minimize the impact of anxiety and stress while increasing inner peace.
When you know your worth, you keep the right people around you, make healthy decisions, and understand your own value. Knowing your worth leads you towards becoming the best you can be, because you know what you bring to the table. This collection is designed to bring the best out of you by transforming how you see yourself.
We are often so worried about the future or wrapped up in the past that we forget to appreciate the present. Stress compounds this effect, robbing us of the moment and forcing us to think of what-if scenarios.
With the many sources of problems and challenges today, stress has found several opportunities to seep into your life. Chances are, there's something, which keeps your stress levels high already. By the end of Stress Successfully, you'll understand stress - what it is exactly, what it does to your body and more importantly, what you can do about it.
Why do we allow ourselves to be affected by other people and outside circumstances? What can we do to stop ourselves from letting our negative emotions take over, ruining any chance for a good mood? While we must allow our emotions to pass through us, we are ultimately in control of what we focus on and how we react. This collection is designed to help you become a more loving, centered, and naturally happy person
Connecting with your mind and body are the first steps to greater insight. This collection is designed to help you gain wisdom from your divine self, increase your insight, and further your spiritual development.
It has become an open secret that your thoughts influence and shape your life, which means you have the power to enhance your own circumstances, mood, and destiny. This collection is designed to help you naturally increase your optimism, improve your mood, and attract better outcomes for your life.
This classic teaching by a Tibetan master continues to inspire both beginners and long-time practitioners of Buddhist meditation. Chgyam Trungpa Rinpoche shows that meditation extends beyond the formal practice of sitting to build the foundation for compassion, awareness, and creativity in all aspects of life. He explores the six activities associated with meditation in action - generosity, discipline, patience, energy, clarity, and wisdom - revealing that through simple, direct experience, one can attain real wisdom.
"Learn what to do with your life's manure"
His Holiness the Dalai Lama provides intimate details on an advanced meditation practice called Dzogchen using a visionary poem by the 19th-century saint Patrul Rinpoche, author of the Buddhist classic Words of My Perfect Teacher. The Dalai Lama deftly connects how training the mind in compassion for other beings is directly related to - and in fact a prerequisite for - the very pinnacle of Buddhist meditation.
"Too complex to be useful"
In Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond, self-described meditation junkie Ajahn Brahm shares his knowledge and experience of the jhanas - a core part of the Buddha's original meditation teaching. Never before has this material been approached in such an empowering way, by a teacher of such authority and popularity. Full of surprises, delightfully goofy humor, and entertaining stories that inspire, instruct, and illuminate, Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond will encourage those new to meditation, and give a shot in the arm to more experienced practitioners as well.
"one in a thousand"
In this lucid classic, beloved teacher Ayya Khema introduces the listener to the essence of the Buddhist path. She addresses the how and why of meditation, providing a clear framework for understanding the nature of karma and rebirth and the entirety of the eightfold path. With specific, practical advice, Ayya Khema illuminates the practices of compassion and sympathetic joy, and offers forthright guidance in working with the hindrances that we all encounter in meditation.
"The only book you will ever need."
Have you ever driven several miles without noticing anything on the road or read a page in a book without registering any of it? Do the day's worries and disappointments crowd your mind as you're trying to fall asleep at night? Do you feel stressed much of the time and aren't sure how to find peace? In this book Amit Sood, MD, MSc, a Mayo Clinic specialist in stress and resiliency, reveals how the mind's instinctive restlessness and shortsightedness generate stress and anxiety and presents strategies for living a more peaceful life.
"In a word..."INSPIRING""
Countless people worldwide have made Mindfulness in Plain English a beloved and best-selling classic in almost a dozen languages. Now, after nearly two decades, Bhante helps meditators of every stripe take their mindfulness practice to the next level - helping them go, in a word, beyond mindfulness. In the same warm, clear, and friendly style, Bhante introduces the listener to what have been known for centuries as the jhanas - deeply calm, joyous, and powerful states of meditation.
In the late 1990s, shortly after arriving in the United States, it became clear to Dza Kilung Rinpoche that his Western students were unable to progress in meditation, as well as his students had back in Asia - and he realized that was because the pace of Western life made it difficult for them to relax. The Relaxed Mind contains instructions for the seven-phase meditation practice Dza Kilung Rinpoche developed for Westerners. It's very traditional but adapted to help those of us who live in a culture of distraction.
If you thought leading a team or organization meant simply creating and implementing a financial plan, delegating responsibility, and watching the bottom line, well, you're only partly right. True leadership comes from within, a place of deep calm and focus, that allows you to respond to any situation as it arises. In Mindful Leadership, you'll learn how to draw on those inner reserves through Mindfulness Meditation, a tool you can use to achieve focus and clarity, reduce stress, and develop the presence of mind to meet any number of challenges.
With practical teachings and detailed instructions, Ken Wilber introduces Integral Mindfulness, a new way of practicing the widely popular meditation. Integral Mindfulness applies many of the leading-edge insights of Ken Wilber's Integral Theory - the first system to combine Eastern teachings on the five stages of awakening with the eight major Western models of human development, thus portraying the complete path of human evolution.
"Filled a gap"
Believe what you've heard about meditation: it'll focus your mind, open your heart, and sometimes surprise you with insight. And it's not complicated to learn. In fact, everything you need to get started is contained in this audiobook. Lodro Rinzler begins by challenging you to ask yourself why you want to meditate in the first place. (Good news: there's no wrong answer!)
"Light and inspiring"
In simple and straightforward language, Bhante Gunaratana shares the Buddha's teachings on mindfulness and how we can use these principles to improve our daily lives, deepen our mindfulness, and move closer to our spiritual goals. Based on the classic Satipatthana Sutta, one of the most succinct yet rich explanations of meditation, Bhante's presentation is nonetheless thoroughly modern.
We already know from scientific research that mindfulness practices enhance mental health and improve clarity and focus. Finding the Space to Lead shows how this training has specific value for leaders. This is not a new leadership system to add to the burden of already overworked people. It brings the concepts of mindfulness into the everyday life of anyone in a leadership role, through specific exercises that address practical issues.
"Meant for those wanting to be "good" leaders"
Best-selling author Kathleen Dowling Singh (The Grace in Dying) presents an opportunity to view and reflect upon our lives in a new way - as an already unfolding awakening. Kathleen Dowling Singh invites us to enter into an awakened relationship with our lives by exploring our own spiritual biography. Her thoughtful reflections and exercises guide us through the process, step-by-step, of recognizing the ever-presence of grace in our lives and learning to trust it and live from it.
A new, four-stage approach to the popular Buddhist practice known as loving-kindness meditation, with the aim of finding unconditional love in our own hearts, in our relationships, and in our perception of the world around us. The unconditional love that we all long for - in our own lives and in the world around us - can be awakened effectively with this unique approach to the Tibetan Buddhist practice of loving-kindness meditation.
What is meditation? Why practice it? Which techniques are best? How do I do it? The answers to these often-asked questions are contained in this down-to-earth book, making it of enormous value for anyone who wishes to begin and maintain a meditation practice. Written by a Western Buddhist nun with solid experience in both the practice and teaching of meditation, How to Meditate contains a wealth of practical advice on a variety of authentic techniques.
This book is an invitation to awaken the healing power of mind through inspiring images and sounds, mindful movements, positive perceptions, soothing feelings, trusting confidence, and the realization of openness. The healing principle on which these exercises are based is the universal nature and omnipresent power envisioned in Mahayana Buddhism. Yet for healing, we don't have to be believers in any particular faith.
The modern lifestyle with its excesses and worldly desires, the constant need to be connected, and the rapid development in technology, has made stress and lifestyle-related diseases the norm. The need for meditation, thus, is more acute. Meditation calms the mind, brings focus and enhances the senses, resulting in a better quality of life and work. And with the right Mantras, meditation becomes a highly effective tool in unleashing the immense potential within oneself.
"essential for all aspirants on the path"
Breath Perception is your companion to understanding the power of breath and using it as a tool to improve your physical and mental health. Partly because we take breath for granted and do not work with it, we are somewhat unaware of the potential it holds to reduce stress, change metabolism, and increase our supply of energy. Breath Perception presents 261 simple exercises - one for every Monday through Friday - for using breath to attain greater well-being.
A concise, jargon-free guide to learning what Buddhist meditation is - and isn't - with advice on how to start a meditation practice. If you want to meditate but have no idea where to begin, this book by best-selling author and Buddhist teacher Susan Piver will help you: It contains everything you need to know to start a meditation practice and, even more important, to continue one.